RUSSELL D. PORTER SERVICE TO ASCE

Russell D. Porter, P.E., M.ASCE, LEED AP was a member of the Rochester Section and a Region 1 Governor. He was a licensed Professional Engineer in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, a LEED accredited professional, and a member of the Institute of Traffic Engineers. Russ served on the Awards Committee at ITE and was a member of the Rochester Section Board of Directors and the Career Guidance Committee. He also served as a Past Chair, Secretary, and Delegate to the New York State Council and a Delegate and Secretary to the Region 1 Assembly and Board of Governors. This award was named in his honor by a unanimous vote of the ASCE New York State Council on September 13, 2014.

ELIGIBILITY

ASCE members within New York State with meritorious service to their Section or Branch are recognized annually with the “Russell D. Porter Service to ASCE” Award.

This annual award is to acknowledge an ASCE member who has rendered meritorious service and dedication to the profession and their Section or Branch, mentored younger Civil Engineers and students, and enhanced the public opinion and knowledge of the civil engineering profession.

AWARD CRITERIA

The basis of the award is meritorious service accomplished by an ASCE member. Consideration shall be given to the ACSE member that has exhibited exceptional service and dedication to the profession, their local Section or Branch, mentored younger Civil Engineers and students, and enhanced the public opinion and knowledge of the civil engineering profession.

This award is intended to be awarded to an active member of a Section or Branch within New York State.

NOMINATIONS

Nominations for the annual award are made by the Sections that make up the New York State Council. The nominee for this award shall be a Registered Professional Engineer, a member of good standing in one of the Sections that make up the New York State Council, and a resident of New York State. Sections should coordinate with their Branches, organizational entities, and general membership and submit one nominee to the Awards Committee.

Judging will be by the New York State Council Awards Committee.

The award is made by the action of the New York State Council at its spring meeting upon recommendation of the Awards Committee. Any recommendation to the Council must be supported by a majority vote of the Awards Committee. Publicity on the final selection is withheld until Council approval is obtained.

The award will consist of a plaque and will be presented at a regular meeting of the local ASCE Section where the awardee is a member. The local Section shall coordinate with the participant regarding attendance at the meeting.

Only one person may receive the award; however, the Awards Committee may present Honorable Mention awards.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Nominations must be submitted to the Awards Committee by March 12th for the previous year ending December 31st. Each nomination must be accompanied by a letter of transmittal and the application form describing how the nominee meets the criteria described above. Supporting documentation should include a digital photograph suitable for publicity purposes.

Application Form:   Outstanding Service to ASCE

Submit Nomination to:

Awards Committee
New York State ASCE Council
pres.ascenyscouncil@gmail.com